How to Reset/Clear Screen Time Data Usage on iPhone and iPad, Mac, MacBook Pro/Air

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Apple added brand new Screen time feature to Since iOS 12 and macOS Catalia on Mac, we already discussed on what is Screen Time and how to use Screen time on iPhone on compatible iPhone + iPad? The Screen Time shows Phone usage data graph wise including App wise, Longest Session, Most used App at Today and last week, Phone Pick up time in them it also shows most Pickups time and the most awaited notable point is Notifications by App- it decides what app alert maximum notification in a Day and last 7 days. in addition, Downtimes, App Limits, Always Allowed, Content & Privacy Restrictions as well as Screen Time Family Sharing. So this all things store screen time data usage. Ever you would like to wipe Screen time data then you can Clear Screen Time Data Usage within a single Tap. You don’t need Mac Computer and even iTunes.

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Lets a close look at my iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11/ Pro Max, iPhone XS Max. and the same way you can do it on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/6, iPhone 5S, and iPad.

Clear Screen Time data on iPhone copy

How to Clear Screen Time Data Usage on Your iPhone and iPad, Mac Running iOS/iPadOS/MacOS

  • #1. Open the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad.
  • #2. Tap on Screen Time.
  • #3: Scroll down to “Turn off Screen Time“,
Screen time option on iPhone settings app

Screen time option on the iPhone settings app

  • and Go with the option. Re-Confirm the option for Turn off Screen Time, After turn off all the recorded data will be erased that can’t we rollback.
Turn off Screen Time from iPhone

Turn off Screen Time from iPhone

#4: Turn on Screen Time again from the Settings app. Settings app > Screen Time > Turn on Screen Time option. That’s it.

Turn on Screen Time and Remove Screen Time data from Settings

Turn on Screen Time and Remove Screen Time data from Settings

Whenever you turn on back screen Time on the same device, Data should be clear automatically in just a second.

This is Old Ways (iOS 12 Beta),

  • Scroll down the screen till the end then Tap Clear Usage Data
  • Enter Screen Time Passcode if you ask, then Confirm Clear Usage Data.

Note: The Screen Time Clear Usage Data button will remove apps, Websites, and notification history.

It just Simple!

Clear Screen Time Data on MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac Mini

Just like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch MacOS also allows Mac users to Record Screen in background. That will help in restriction of the App Usage and limit on it. Also, We can clear Screen Time Data from MacOS. Follow the below steps and Clear all screen Time data from macOS Catalina or macOS Big Sur and later MacOS Version.

  1. Go to the Apple Logo from the top mac Menu. Now Go with the System Preferences option.
  2. Under the System Preferences option, Click on Screen Time.

    Screen Time under the System Preferences on Mac

    Screen Time under the System Preferences on Mac

  3. Under Screen Time, You will see the Apps usage in time for each day. To clear this you have to turn off screen time on Mac and Turn on back to clear all and start from the beginning.

    Options under the screen time on Mac

    Options under the screen time on Mac

  4. Click on More option from the bottom side panel and click on Turn off option.

    Turn off Screen Time on Mac

    Turn off Screen Time on Mac

  5. Wait for few seconds, and click on Turn on button to enable screen time on Mac.

    Turn on Screen Time on Mac

    Turn on Screen Time on Mac

  6. Now you will see There is no Data under the Screen Time on Mac.

    Cleared Screen Time on Mac

    Cleared Screen Time on Mac

  7. That’s it.

More Important Notes:  You won’t revert your screen Time Usage data once it deleted. So that you must think about that, in case, you need it for the future then you should take a screenshot on your iPhone to save into your camera roll.

In terms, this is a way like you clear Cellular/ Mobile data usage to get Zero information screen.

After Clear Screen Time Data Usage – it will give you a blank space in Screen Time, and it will start to count Screen Time from Zero on your iPhone.

Reset The Screen Time Passcode on iPhone and iPad

Reset screen Time passcode it very easy, Also make sure screen time passcode doesn’t save on iCloud. So we can fetch or retrieve from the Apple server. Screen Time passcode is the extra security of your device, so no one can change screen time restriction that applied on your device or your Family Devices.

We can set the screen time passcode different from your Apple iPhone, iPad lock screen passcode. if possible then set different passcode so no one can access the screen time. if you are a forgetful person then set your iPhone/iPad login passcode so that it is easy to remember.

  • You have to enter the same passcode two times. if you already set or enabled screen time passcode then skip this step and go for change screen time passcode. To enable Screen time passcode: Go to the Settings app on iPhone/iPad > Screen Time > Scroll to the Option “Use Screen Time Passcode”. Enter the four-digit passcode that you wish.

    Setup Screen Time passcode on iPhone

    Setup Screen Time passcode on iPhone

  • Update Screen Time Passcode: Settings app on iPhone/iPad > Screen Time > Change Screen Time Passcode ‘Change Screen Time passcode’ > Enter Old Password first to verify ownership and Enter new Passcode two time.

    Change or Reset the screen Time passcode on iPhone

    Change or Reset the Screen Time passcode on iPhone

  • That’s it.

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3 Comments
  1. Reply
    David A. Desrosiers Jul 31, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Note: This is no longer an available option in iOS 12 beta 4 or 5. The option has been removed, pending some other showstopper bugs in Screen Time. There is a series of feature regressions that break Screen Time across devices. All settings set from the “Parent” device are instantly reverted and ignored on that device and never pushed to the managed “Child” devices.

  2. On Mac, The data appears again after turning back on the screen time.

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